Facebook Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Facebook

Online social media & social networking service

4.22/5 (404 reviews)

Facebook overview

What is Facebook?

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected.

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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Canada, China and 7 other markets, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech and 22 other languages, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

Facebook reviews

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The Face of the Social Internet with all your friends in 1 book.

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-03-29
Review Source: GetApp

Pros
It allows you to have the option to connect with other people on one social platform. You can use your facebook information to login to other online applications without having to create a login or user id. You can also choose to login by just clicking your photo and inserting your password. You have the options to send money and receive money via Facebook. You can make friend suggestions, decided if you want to show up in a online search preformed by a major search engine. You can determine the access others have to your photos, posts, friends, and even customize lists. You can create groups that are private, or public, and create personal pages. You can advertise to target specific people. You can intergrate your instagram or twitter feed to your Facebook. You can sell and buy things through the Facebook Marketplace. You can send audio messages via Facebook. Download photos from others' pages. You can block people via their FB page or email. If you die you can have a memorial for your page, you can also have trusted people in the event you are locked out or hacked to regain account access. They allow you to go live. You can easily find people. You can create your own FB domain to get to your profile to be found. They are always adding more features and capabilities for users to access and is a steadily growing social platform.

Cons
You have to download messenger seperately from Facebook to message others. You can never truly delete your account to start from scratch. If you lose email access to your account anyone can eventually reactivate your account. It takes a few complaints for Facebook to perm. delete an account that someone makes that is fake. You can only use your real name and not alias, which is understandable but too many name changes is not allowed. They want you to have only one FB account but if you can't delete your old account to start new it can be fustrating. Facebook is the main site harrassment and bullying occurs and some posts should not take so long to be removed as embarrassing and humiliating things can be posted about someone. It seems like they have so many features I forgot how to get to some of them as far as what screen i need to be on to access that feature. It can be confusing because a social media platform is virtually attempting to be a walmart online for social networks which is too much for one platform to have information about you when you can not perm. delete your account. Who wants a social network to keep that much information on them forever? That is quesitonable to even having a facebook account and knowing that.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Brittney Collier

Facebook for Businesses has always been great, but it's declining for personal use.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-08-03
Review Source: GetApp

Pros
I managed social media as a marketing intern in 2016 and I loved using Facebook for longer posts and feature stories. Since there's no character limit like there is on twitter, Facebook is my go-to when we have a little more information to share than usual. I also love the event page feature on Facebook. We had a large annual event and every time we used a Facebook event page to promote it, there was a line outside the venue because we were over capacity. There's no other large social media platform that has a feature comparable to Facebook's event pages. I also love it that Facebook provides analytical reports for free. On other social media platforms like Twitter, we had to purchase an outside integration like Hootsuite to be able to get monthly reports.

Cons
Most of the cons of Facebook show themselves when you log in for personal use. The app has gradually become very "junky" with cheap/scam-looking advertisements and the new interface has way too much going on along the sides of your timeline so, it's hard to focus. The latest Facebook update that bothered me was the change in notifications. Instead of only receiving notifications when someone tags me in something or mentions me directly in a comment (you know, things relevant to me), I get endless notifications that say things like, "Did you see Jessica Jones' comment on Luke Cage's post?". There may be a way to customize my notifications and stop Facebook from doing that, but it still bothers me that they automatically changed my notifications without asking and I feel uncomfortable knowing that other people have the option to be notified when I comment on someone else's status. It's way too intrusive.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anonymous

Keep in touch with all your friends!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-04-02
Review Source: GetApp

Facebook is great, especially when you want to keep in touch with your friends!

Pros
Facebook is a great software to keep in touch with your friends all around the globe! There's many mini games you can play with your friends, follow your favorite celebrities and many more functionalities! More importantly it comes with a messenger application where you can see whoever's online and have a conversation with them on Facebook!

Cons
There are only a few cons about Facebook. Once you click on the comment section of a post and there's people commenting on it your feed will be pushed down and it can make your display very jittery which gets quite annoying. Also, Facebook shoots out random ads that you don't even know where they come from.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Deepak Chari

Worthless Website - Eradicating the residual productivity from Human Beings!!

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-04-24
Review Source: GetApp

Pros
Honestly, there is nothing that I like about Facebook. Of course, this is my personal opinion and I am not trying to offend others. Facebook is a sheer waste of time and I religiously believe so because I haven't seen any reason one even logs into their account to see others post their pics with a "Not so Real" smile. I would rather say, people try to portray their "Flawless" life by uploading pics and tagging hundreds of them which hardly leaves any space for their face to be visible. Spouses these days share love only through "Likes and Comments" on Facebook and go off to sleep after returning back home. I have seen married couples 'literally' talking through comments, and expressing love for each other with Emojis. Woo.. That's insanity according to me. C'mon, we all know that we click on the "Like" tab only to make the other person feel valued whereas the first thing we try to notice is their Dark Circles, Extra fats and their uneven teeth by zooming in as much as possible, almost tearing the phone's screen apart. And yes, there is a smile on our face the moment we see some flaw in the other person - Bingo!! All I am saying is, why would one want to spend 3 hours a day browsing through other's miraculously showcased life (Miserable in real) and then spend those additional hours at work, only because you haven't been able to complete what you could have in those 3 hours, and get back home, late and exhausted. I never understand when people say, "Facebook has connected me with old friends and family". Facebook has only given us a way to find, connect and stay connected merely as part of the "Friends / Family" tab within Facebook's platform. I haven't seen people messaging their family or friends every week to check their well being. Its merely a platform to show your family and friends that you could afford a holiday in Caribbean and that you are the only one with dimples on both your cheeks. C'mon guys, grow up. Instead of wasting time Face-booking, lets try reading and googling which would at least make us a learned person, even more if you are already are one.

Cons
Facebook, itself is a con!! There could be some educative platform which could help people transform the way they think and behave.

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Likelihood to recommend: 0/10

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Anonymous

Facebook is a beast!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-02-07
Review Source: GetApp

My overall experience with Facebook has been good. From time to time I tend to watch some UFC fighting videos or even comedy videos that other friends post as it's very engaging and wants me watching more. Facebook is a great platform to get your message out to millions of people if you need to. It encompasses everything from friends, family, gaming, advertising, events, groups, videos, photos, and more. I made my account when it first came out and I was impressed to see it.

Pros
Facebook has many different ways for advertisers to reach their prospects. One of them being paid advertisements. With Facebook insights, and Facebook groups pages and more, you are able to find amazing people in different places. Facebook is great in many aspects at the same time. It allows people to connect with friends and family, play video games, join events and more. For me specifically, it is a gold mine for advertising.

Cons
I dislike seeing spammy or scam posts from people in groups or even in a comment section of an advertisement. This needs to be stopped/prevented to ensure that the platform remains a safe space for everyone to use. A lot of people will post phone numbers in groups and pages to get people to network with them too buy stuff or scam them and I don't think that's a good idea at all.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Facebook features

API (253 other apps)
Access Control (80 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (113 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (94 other apps)
Content Management (121 other apps)
Custom Forms (82 other apps)
Customizable Branding (140 other apps)
Customizable Templates (144 other apps)
Data Import/Export (110 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (113 other apps)
Electronic Payments (94 other apps)
Product Catalog (83 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (106 other apps)
SEO Management (80 other apps)
Search Functionality (100 other apps)
Social Media Integration (83 other apps)
Template Management (78 other apps)
Third Party Integration (164 other apps)
Website Management (80 other apps)
eCommerce Management (84 other apps)

Additional information for Facebook

Key features of Facebook

  • Upload Pictures
  • Timeline
  • Ad Serving Platform
  • Chat
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